Manager of research lab, responsible for maintenance and operation of over £2Million of equipment. I organise the analytical support needed for the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded projects from institutions all over the UK and NI. Projects are from many other disciplines including Archaeology, Earth sciences, Geography and Life Sciences, which makes the work varied and interesting. I also manage a budget of up to £100K and supervise and train junior technicians.
Geography is the field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth and planets. Geography is often defined in terms of two branches: human geography and physical geography. Human geography deals with the study of people and their communities, cultures, economies, and interactions with the environment by studying their relations with and across space and place. Physical geography deals with the study of processes and patterns in the natural environment like the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and geosphere. (From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography)
Research the genetic variation of Coxiella burnetii, a bacteria found in cow's milk. Looking at how the genetics varies across the country and compared to other countries. I have also worked in laboratories in The Gambia and the Netherlands.